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Bengals Bites (9/2) - A healthy squad

Marvin Jones aside, the Bengals made it through the pre-season fairly healthy. What kind of Ravens team will the Bengals face? ESPN makes predictions for every Bengals game this season.

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Cincinnati Bengals exited preseason nearly unscathed
While the rest of the Bengals were starting practice on the rain-softened grass fields Monday afternoon, receiver Marvin Jones was headed in the opposite direction. Slowed by a protective boot on his left foot, he walked down the paved path toward the trainer's room.

With season opener Sunday vs. the Bengals, Ravens still face a few questions - baltimoresun.com
About eight months ago, the Ravens trudged off the field at Paul Brown Stadium, a 34-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals bringing an end to their season and their streak of five consecutive playoff appearances. Ravens coach John Harbaugh and his players have grown tired of hearing about the disappointing 2013 campaign. The 2014 Ravens are a completely different team, they say.

2014 Predictions: Cincinnati Bengals - AFC North Blog - ESPN
ESPN.com Cincinnati Bengals reporter Coley Harvey makes his game-by-game picks for the 2014 season.

NFL 2014: Cincinnati Bengals Beef Up Defense, Depth Chart : Offbeat : Classicalite
The big news in the Cincinnati Bengals camp is that upon reaching their final roster, Cincy is keeping seven linebackers instead of six. While that might not seem like such a difference, believe it or not, every spot on that 53-man roster is important. And the shift in offensive trends is causing the Bengals to beef up their depth chart where they were weakest last year- their linebacker corps. With four backups on the depth chart instead of three, bet on Cincinnati's coverage in the flats and across the middle improving substantially.

NFLPA supports blackout rule, too | ProFootballTalk
The NFL and the NFLPA currently don't agree on very much.  Recently, they've come together on a topic that remains largely unpopular among the league's fan base.

Decision on Josh Gordon lawsuit coming soon | ProFootballTalk
Five days ago, the NFL suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon for the entire 2014 season.  Within the next day or two, a decision will be made regarding whether Gordon will challenge the suspension via the court system.